It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.

Gillian McCullochWelcome to Country Garden Seeds!

Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife.

Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
The truth is that it’s not just a dream but a distinct possibility for you.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. I have grown these flowers myself then selected the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow. To find out more about a plant just click on the images below to open the page and read more about how to grow them.

Seeds to sow in August

August is a great time to sow Wild Flowers. The soil is warm and seeds germinate fast producing lovely healthy plants before winter sets in. British wildflowers are quite hardy and will survive the worst of our winter weather. As soon as temperatures warm up in spring they’ll start producing more shoots and leaves ready for flowering in early summer. Buy them individually or in collections for specific areas of your garden.

Order Annual Seeds August is a great time to plan your Cutting Patch or Annual flower scheme for next year. Order your favourite seeds now to make sure you get exactly what you want. I recommend sowing super hardy annuals outdoors at the end of August or in September so your new plants can produce good foliage and roots before it becomes too cold. You’ll always get the strongest plants with most flowers by sowing early like this and you’ll save precious time in spring too.

If you’re looking for beautiful plants to grow with your spring bulbs then sow plenty of Biennials such as Wallflowers, Forget-me-nots, Iceland Poppies and Sweet William. Taller plants like Foxgloves, Honesty and Sweet Rocket are brilliant in semi shaded places. Get them in now in August because they need to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Biennials are brilliant for early flowers next spring and just a little forward planning pays off big time. Many Biennials are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.

  1. You can have MASSES of blooms in a colour scheme of your choice.
  2. There’s no need to break the bank… seeds are plentiful and INEXPENSIVE.
  3. There’s little effort required and anyone can do it. Sow them outdoors and let them grow on either in a ‘nursery’ bed OR where you want them to flower next spring.

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Scabiosa 'Dwarf Double Mixed'

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Scabiosa 'Dwarf Double Mixed' Seeds

Scabiosa is commonly called the Pincushion flower. But there is nothing common about this plant. It has tantalising buds, glamorous double flowers in shades of blue, lilac, pink, crimson and white then when the flowers fade amazing seed heads form. Shorter than most Scabiosa with stems half the length of Scabious Tall Double mixed, they are perfect for patio containers and for mixed posies too.

What's more Scabiosa is easy to grow and produces masses of flowers for cutting. The more you cut the more you get. Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year.

GenusScabiosa atropurpurea
VarietyDwarf Double Mixed.
Plant TypeHardy Annual (short lived perennial often grown as an annual) Cut Flower.
Height & Spread45cm tall x 30cm wide ( 18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in late winter - early spring or early autumn then plant out 4-6 weeks later. Sow direct outdoors in flowering position in April/May.
Thin/Plant OutPlant out when the soil is warm. Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredScabiosa prefers well drained soil in full sun.
Flower ProductionGlamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking.
PickingPick Scabiosa early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsScabiosa atropurpurea is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. They grow particularly well with other long flowering annual plants such as Salvia viridis (Clary), Nicotiana, Rudbeckia and Zinnias.
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